Deep Purple’s crowning achievement “Machine Head” goes gold. The album includes “Smoke On The Water” and “Space Truckin’.” 1972
Pearl Jam’s “Vs” enters the U.S. album chart at #1. 1993
Linkin Park’s “Leave Out All The Rest” is prominently featured in the CBS show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. “We found the melody and lyrics of the song to work so well with our story, that we underscored (lead character Gil) Grissom’s emotional journey with it,” says CSI music supervisor Jason Alexander. 2008
The Eagles’ Glenn Frey starts his life in Detroit. 1948
Steppenwolf bassist (“Steppenwolf” and “II”), Rushton Moreve (John Russell Morgan), enters the world. He co-wrote the classic “Magic Carpet Ride” with the band’s vocalist John Kay. 1948
Living Colour’s lead singer, Corey Glover in born in Brooklyn. 1964
A co-founder of Bad Religion, singer Greg Graffin, is born in Madison, WS.  1964
The Rolling Stones “Get Off My Cloud” knocks The Beatles “Yesterday” from the top spot on the Billboard pop chart. “Yesterday” falls to #3. 1965
“Head.” a film by The Monkees, opens in New York City.  Co-written by actor Jack Nicholson, it’s one of those commercial flops that becomes a cult classic. 1968
Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John, who does not attend the proceedings. He is with the hospitalized Yoko Ono. She has a miscarriage later in the month. 1968
Aerosmith perform for the first time.  It’s at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, MA. Guitarist Joe Perry’s mother helped them get them the gig.  1970
The Sex Pistols perform their first show. It lasts for 20 minutes at St. Martin’s Art School in London. 1975
From the Steve Miller Band’s album “Fly Like An Eagle,” “Rock n” Me,” hits #1. It’s the group’s second chart topper. “The Joker” was the first. 1976
“Vs.” is #1 on the Billboard 200.  Pearl Jam’s second studio album, featuring the song “Daughter,” stays on the top for five weeks.  1993
 Meat Loaf’s “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” is the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. 1993
Oasis is named the Best Rock Act at the fourth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. 1997
Finger Eleven are the first band to offer a concert in high definition via Xbox Live Marketplace. The Toronto show is placed online for gamers. 2007
Ticked that a ban on gay marriage passed in her home state of California, Melissa Etheridge says that because she is not “allowed the same right under the state constitution as any other citizen” she will no longer pay the state’s income tax. 2008
Aerosmith unfurl “Music From Another Dimension.” “We’ve got the goods… ain’t no doubt about it,” states frontman Steven Tyler. Unfortunately, the public disagrees. 2012
The Times They Are-A Changin’. Bob Dylan posts an update to his Facebook page for the first time using the occasion to predict (accurately) the re-election of President Obama. Dylan set up his Facebook account in ’07. 2012
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is charged with attempting to have two men killed. The New Zealand court also accuses him of methamphetamine and cannabis possession. Almost immediately, the court drops the murder-for-hire charge but pursues the drug charges. 2014
“Kill Your Friends” is in theaters. The soundtrack for the comedy-thriller includes Blur’s “Beetlebum,” “Cigarettes & Alcohol” by Oasis and Radiohead’s “Karma Police.” 2015
Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer sits out the band’s co-headlining tour with Breaking Bejamin to undergo back surgery. 2018
System Of A Down release “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” their first new music in nearly 15 years, The tracks go to #1 and #2 on Billboard’s Hot Hard Rock Songs chart. Combined streaming and downloads nets $600,000 in aid for Armenians affected by the war in Nagorno-Karabakh (a.k.a. Artsakh). 2020
Asking Alexandria earns its first U.S. Radio #1 on the Mediabase chart with “Alone Again.” The song is from the band’s seventh full-length studio album “See What’s On The Inside.”  2021